5 Tips On How To Stay Motivated For Your Side-Hustle

The phrase goes as follows: “I have a 9-5 and a 5-9”. In reality, you have a 9-5 and a 24/7 side hustle. It’s not always the most glamorous of lives and usually leaves you with heavy bags under your eyes, but in the moments when it seems to be working out, it feels like…

How To Work on Multiple Projects and Still Finish What You Started

It’s the old classic creatives issue. “I have loads of ideas, but not enough time to create them, and the ideas I do have I can never finish”. At some point in the process of becoming an accomplished creator, we go through these periods of never finishing anything, putting off everything and blaming every element we can until we finally come back to ourselves. 

Learning How to Get Up After The Fall Again

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that dark nights and tiredness, demotivation and loneliness are not infinite. We have been told it a thousand times, we read it in magazines, in inspirational quotes, and it sinks in for a brief moment before we forget it all over again. We wake up, struggle, find ourselves heavier…

Dissertation Dizzy; Trying To Find Balance.

The stress that comes with a dissertation, at whatever level (BA, MA, PHD) is just about as dreadful as my attempt at the tumblr-esque photo that you are regretfully seeing as my featured image. Nevertheless, in both cases, we persevere. First of all I think it is important to inform you all that my day today…

How To Stay Organised and Create A System.

In my last post How To Be Productive When You Feel Broken, I spoke about how to deal with being productive after the effects of a breakdown and panic attack. In this post I’m going to be going over some of my tips and own ways of staying organised and productive before a breakdown has time to occur. Staying…

How To Be A ‘Creative’ And Deal With Mental Illness

When you’re a creative type of person and you take the decision to pursue a career in one of the many creative sectors, especially those heavily public ones, many will agree that the chances of you suffering some form of mental illness are quite high. That is not to defer anyone from following their dreams,…

Why You Should Stop Letting People Tell You That You NEED A Partner

So here’s a subject that’s come up in my life a lot and one I will always gladly have discussions with friends about. If you’re like me, then the only relationship you’ve been in was a primary school romance that ended when I moved town. Like all 5 year old children end a relationship, it…

Always Keep Your ‘Firsts’ of Everything

This year I am turning 22 and finishing my Masters degree and it’s got me thinking. With each year, and each stage of our life we succeed in starting our careers or our memories. Each time that happens there is always a physical ‘first’ of that: the first photo you take with your friends, the…

My First Christmas As An ‘Adult’.

As I write this post I am sat in my pyjamas, fully refreshed from a day of gorging on food and alcohol. My belly weighs double it’s weight, and my mind is lighter from the worry a day of such indulgence does not allow. The exhaustion from a long Christmas Eve shift in retail has…